Donald Trump‘s rhetoric could lead to a rash of politicians and civic leaders body-slamming members of the news media.
That’s according to unbiased, *cough* independent reporting at CNN, during a panel discussion of the incident involving Montana Special Election candidate Greg Gianforte and a so-called journalist from The Guardian.
“I think it’s pretty clear that Donald Trump has contributed to what I would call a hostile work environment for reporters,” said CNN contributor Matt Lewis on Thursday morning.
Alisyn Camerota quickly chimed in, suggesting a “growing aggression” against the press.
“You’ve got this kind of culture, you know, the reporters are the enemy,” replied reporter Karoun Demirijan of Red Scare Daily, er, the Washington Post.
“You see a lot of Democrats pointing the finger at the President right now saying you’ve created this culture where people consider reporters to be the enemy.”